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Video game memorabilia frames
« on: January 15, 2022, 03:27:52 pm »
Hey all, just looking for suggestions on places that sell cheap non-standard size frames? I have gone to Michaels and Hobby Lobby and outside of having to use matting on higher priced frames, I can't seem to find good framing options for posters and calendars. I have some old 90's nintendo power posters that are pretty much square 21"x21". Suggestions? Also, what about shadowboxs for high value CIB games or frames for players guides? For example, I have the Earthboumd game and players guide id like to keep in a frame S well as some NES and N64 games CIB. Any suggestion is appreciated!

david0mario

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 12:02:21 am »
For picture frames of non standard sizes, I'd recommend Amazon. They have frames for pretty much any size, I've had the most success with them before :)!

telekill

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 11:44:23 am »
Putting complete original copies of some favorites within shadowboxes has been my Pandemic Project. These are each 11x14 shadowbox frames from Michael's.

Each frame holds a complete copy of a game from a favorite series, a timeline of the series, a scene from one or more of the games, and a push button speaker that cycles through songs from each corresponding series.

Take a look at them in my gallery:
https://vgcollect.com/gallery/Telekill

My point is that you should consider getting creative. Give yourself some extra space to play around with and design something unique that you'll love to see.

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 01:35:50 pm »
Each frame holds a complete copy of a game from a favorite series, a timeline of the series, a scene from one or more of the games, and a push button speaker that cycles through songs from each corresponding series.

Thise look awesome! Great work! Did you print the scenes yourself on card stock to give the 3D feel? I could see me doing that for a few games. I look toward nice looking but cost effective display Ideas so I may need to give this a shot. Also, how did you get the push button sounds or music? Do you have any how to videos or pages? Thanks!

telekill

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2022, 05:28:05 pm »
Each frame holds a complete copy of a game from a favorite series, a timeline of the series, a scene from one or more of the games, and a push button speaker that cycles through songs from each corresponding series.

Thise look awesome! Great work! Did you print the scenes yourself on card stock to give the 3D feel? I could see me doing that for a few games. I look toward nice looking but cost effective display Ideas so I may need to give this a shot. Also, how did you get the push button sounds or music? Do you have any how to videos or pages? Thanks!

Thank you. I don't really have a "How to" anywhere. That said, yes, I had to take each image into Photoshop and decide how to split each image into layers and fix it up a bit. Then had each layer printed at a print shop on thick card stock. Then I cut each piece out with an xacto knife.

As for the sound, I bought 4mb push button and battery powered sound modules. Do a search on Amazon for "Talking Products, MP3 Recordable Sound Chip Module, 4MB Memory, with AAA Battery Box." I believe they were about $16.

I'm planning to make a couple more. Next up for me will be Mass Effect. Then I'll be doing some gift ones for friends and family. I may do a "How to" video for one of those.

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2022, 11:03:33 pm »
So, I tried a quick shadowbox frame idea. Definitely not a pro-job, but it does get the job done. Lol. Works well for the game and players guide (don't worry, its not a real box that was cut)

« Last Edit: January 19, 2022, 11:09:35 pm by Phriq »

mastodon

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2022, 02:53:57 am »
Putting complete original copies of some favorites within shadowboxes has been my Pandemic Project. These are each 11x14 shadowbox frames from Michael's.

Each frame holds a complete copy of a game from a favorite series, a timeline of the series, a scene from one or more of the games, and a push button speaker that cycles through songs from each corresponding series.

Take a look at them in my gallery:
https://vgcollect.com/gallery/Telekill

My point is that you should consider getting creative. Give yourself some extra space to play around with and design something unique that you'll love to see.

cool


jipsy

Re: Video game memorabilia frames
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2022, 04:10:17 pm »
Honestly I've found some amazing frames at thrift stores, the only issue with that method is that it's never a guarantee that you'll get the size you need.
Jipsy